It was interesting to read Bob Welch's comments (and great to know that people with his impressive background are truly into music to the extent that they'll even write a review on Amazon. Thanks Bob!) but I'm not sure that he's entirely right. It was a brave experiment for Rod Stewart to tackle these aging standards, and one that has proved successful, both artistically and commercially. I like the album and Rod does these songs much better than, say, Bryan Ferry ("As Time Goes By") or George Michael ("Songs From The Last Century"). However, for those of us who grew up in the 60s and 70s, a great Rod Stewart album would not be one on which he goes back to the 1920s. It would be one on which he uses his undisputed vocal and interpretive skills on excellent contemporary songs, preferably written by the man himself. Similarly, a great new Fleetwood Mac collection would not see the band looking at the Cole Porter songbook - it would feature new, inspired songs by Buckingham, Nicks and Perfect (or even Welch!). Some of us may have passed the age of 50 but that doesn't mean that we want to go back to the songs of an era that had already passed long before we were born! Clive Davis deserves congratulations for taking on Rod and this album, but let's hope that the next one will be a return to the glory of "Every Picture Tells A Story"